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The Cerebral Haemorrhage Anatomical RaTing inStrument (CHARTS): Development and assessment of reliability.

Charidimou, A; Schmitt, A; Wilson, D; Yakushiji, Y; Gregoire, SM; Fox, Z; Jäger, HR; (2016) The Cerebral Haemorrhage Anatomical RaTing inStrument (CHARTS): Development and assessment of reliability. Journal of the Neurological Sciences , 372 pp. 178-183. 10.1016/j.jns.2016.11.021. Green open access

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Abstract

PURPOSE: The causes, risk factors and prognosis of spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) are partly determined by anatomical location (specifically, lobar vs. non-lobar (deep and infratentorial) regions). We systematically developed a rating instrument to reliably classify ICH location. METHODS: We used a two-stage iterative Delphi-style method for instrument development. The resultant Cerebral Haemorrhage Anatomical RaTing inStrument (CHARTS) was validated on CT and MRI scans from a cohort of consecutive patients with acute spontaneous symptomatic ICH by three independent raters. We tested interrater and intrarater reliability using kappa statistics. RESULTS: Our validation cohort included 227 patients (58% male; median age: 72.4 (IQR: 67.1-74.6)). The interrater reliability for the main analyses (i.e. including any lobar ICH; all deep and infratentorial anatomical categories (lentiform, caudate thalamus; brainstem; cerebellum); and uncertain location) was excellent (all kappa values>0.80) both in pair-wise between-rater comparisons and across all raters. The intrarater reliability was substantial to almost perfect (k=0.83; 95%CI: 0.77-0.88 and k=0.95; 95%CI: 0.92-0.96 respectively). All kappa statistics remained consistent for individual cerebral lobar regions. CONCLUSIONS: The CHARTS instrument can be used to reliably and comprehensively map the anatomical location of spontaneous ICH, and may be helpful for studying important questions regarding causes, risk factors, prognosis, and for stratification in clinical trials.

Type: Article
Title: The Cerebral Haemorrhage Anatomical RaTing inStrument (CHARTS): Development and assessment of reliability.
Location: Netherlands
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jns.2016.11.021
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2016.11.021
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This is an Open Access article made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. Further details about CC BY licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/4.0. Access may be initially restricted by the publisher.
Keywords: CT, Cerebral amyloid angiopathy, Intracerebral haemorrhage, MRI, Stroke
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Brain Repair and Rehabilitation
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1535936
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